Migration Patterns of Carbon County

Welcome to the Carbon County (PA) Migrations Project. The purpose of this project is to catalog migrations INTO and OUT of Carbon. If you have ancestors who lived in Carbon and know when and where they either migrated to or from Carbon, email. The information you provide will be added to the data base.

If you would like to volunteer to help with Pennsylvania State Migration Project, please contact Barb Lavin who is developing and coordinating the Pennsylvania Migrations Project.

Name/Line Into County From Whom Information Out of County Where
Holmes 1840 County Donegal, Ireland Charles Married Fanny Burns in First Pres. Ch. Mauch Chunk  
Rev. Charles Holmes and Mary Jones Their first child, Ruth Ellen Holmes was born in Pa 1869 More than likely in Carbon Co. but could have been during migration of the Jones and Holmes to Stark co., IL Abt 1869 Stark County, Ill
Issac Marsden and Ruth Marsden Isaac Jones father of Mary Jones, Died in Stark County, IL His wife Ruth Marsden Jones and some children moved to NE where they took up Homestead land. Later at least one of the grandsons of Isaac moved on to California. Crossed the cont. in 2 gen.Information  
Stark County, Ill and Nebraska
Murphy/Gillian About 1846 Ballyhacket,Glennahorry,Parish of Dunboe, half Barony of Coleraine, Northern Ireland James Murphy and Rose Gillian emigrated from Northern Ireland,via Liverpool,England on hms Henry in 1846,arrived New York, settled at Woodside(Summit Hill,Carbon County,Pa. USA)  
Petrey Abt 1865 Schuylkill County, Pa  
most of the known family are buried in the Union Cemetery at Weatherly Pa  
Robert Youngkin and Barbara Christman left county (Towamensing twp) by covered wagon, went down the Ohio river also 1878 Hennepin County,Minnesota
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Carbon County was formed from: Northampton and Monroe Counties in 1843.
Neighboring counties are: MonroeNorthamptonLehighSchuylkill and Luzerne Counties.

County seat: Jim Thorpe (Mauch Chunk)

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